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Album cover parody of Roxy Music by Roxy Music
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Band Name Origins:

  • Roxy Music was originally called Roxy, naming themselves after a local movie theater. They added the "music" to their name once they realized there was an American band calling themselves Roxy. Submitted by: Bobo

Stupid Band Names:

  • Excuse me, but what kind of music is roxy music? Is it music played with rocks?!! Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Bryan Ferry""Ceramics Art Class Teacher"Then he went on to form an "art rock" band that led to the birth of the New Wave / Punk Rock revolution! - Viva Le Rock Revolution!

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Brian Eno""Eno was ALWAYS better off solo, he just didn't know it. With a huge potential to multi-task, other artists were more than willing to share the spotlight (David Bowie and Robert Fripp to name just a couple). In the seventies, his solo work was creative to the extent that it falls into the category of Jaw-dropping, and made Roxy Music sound very much like Roxy Two-Step" - princejellyfish

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Love Is The Drug,"Can you get a prescription for love? No.Francis A. Sissy

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Baby What You Want Me To Do," Jimmy Reed"Do The Strand," Roxy Music
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Avalon," Roxy Music
"Ode To My Car," Adam Sandler"Avalon," Roxy Music
"How Much Is Enough?," The Fixx"More Than This," Roxy Music
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Virginia Plan" originally "Virginia Plain"
Sorry, "Virgin Plain" removes TWO letters.
Adrienne Schnell
"Mother Of Earl" originally "Mother Of Pearl"
Lou Quilson
"Love Is The Rug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
kozar
"Virginia Lain" originally "Virginia Plain"
Kristy
"Virginia Pain" originally "Virginia Plain"
Kristy

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Glove Is The Drug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
How can a glove be a drug?
Doug Pitts
"The Same Cold Scene" originally "The Same Old Scene"
Daisy Pappus

Change a Letter:

"Love Is The Drag" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Joe Siebert
"The Same Old Scent" originally "The Same Old Scene"
Amber Wayland
"Dance Awry" originally "Dance Away"
Genevieve
"Lance Away" originally "Dance Away"
Genevieve
"Love Is The Drum" originally "Love Is The Drug"
kozar

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Love is the Drug""Ones Are the Club"Warren Baker
"Love is the Drug""Teacher Got Drunk"Amanda
"More Than This""Mormon Bris"Porfle Popnecker
"More Than This""Faith is This"Warren Baker
"The Main Thing""A Brain Thing"Andy Primus
"Love Is The Drug""Snuff Is The Drug"Alvin Rhodes
"Angel Eyes""AmIRight"Dylan Baranski
"More than This""Abstinence"MrMacphisto
"Virginia Plain""Cash In Again"Jim A

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
The Same Old SceneCbeebies (Children's Channel in UK)pickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Love Is the DrugSex Addict Counciling HotlineI Love Roxy!
Cry Cry Cry Congressman John BoehnerI Love Foxy Roxy
Love Is The DrugRehabdizrythmia
Love Is The DrugPharmacyMAGick
Flesh And BloodCoroner's OfficeFussBudgetVanPelt
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
I Could Not Ask For More
   Edwin McCain
More Than This
   Roxy Music
I Could Not Ask For More Than This
Jen
Muskrat Love
   The Captain and Tennille
Love Is The Drug
   Roxy Music
Muskrat Love Is The Drug!
Juanita
There's Gotta Be More To Life
   Stacie Orrico
More Than This
   Roxy Music
There's Gotta Be More To Life Than This
Mr. X
More Than This
   Roxy Music
This Kiss
   Faith Hill
More Than This Kiss
Gebbie Dibson
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Frocksy Music
Foxy combined with Roxy Music
Submitted By: Megan Ura
Foxy Music
Foxy combined with Roxy Music
Submitted By: Megan Ura
Roxette Music
Roxette combined with Roxy Music
Submitted By: Sheena Weston
Roxy Music Festival
Roxy Music combined with Festival
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Roxy Music Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Re-make/Re-model"
Misheard Lyrics:
See the air
Fine line
T/A
Original Lyrics:
C P L 5 9 3 H
"Virginia Plain"
Misheard Lyrics:
You should share, use a sheet
Thee age rubble lovely
Original Lyrics:
You're so sheer
You're so chic
Teenage rebel of the week
"Street Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I pick you up there's no one there
So I walk outside just a derrière
Original Lyrics:
When I pick it up there's no one there
So I walk outside just to take the air
"If There Is Something"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sit in your garden, grow detectives by the score
Original Lyrics:
Sit in the garden, growing potatoes by the score
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Street Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I pick you up there's no one there
So I walk outside just a derrière
Original Lyrics:
When I pick it up there's no one there
So I walk outside just to take the air

Story about this misheard lyric by: dellabarre

Bryan Ferry often sang in French, so this seemed to make sense.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Avalon"
The Funny Lyrics:
And your destination
You don't know it
Avalon
Why They're Funny:
Funny, since Avalon is the name of Catalina Island's only established city...so it *can* be a destination, and the person *can* know it. (However, that's probably not what it refers to.)
Submitted by: Gregory
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Cry Cry Cry"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Cry cry cry cry cry
Cry cry cry cry cry
Cry cry cry cry cry
Cry cry
Cry cry
Cry cry cry cry cry
...
Why They're Repetitive:
How much "cry"-ing is there going to be? The chorus is repeated over and over again. This song is from the excellent "Manifesto" album.
Submitted by: Roxy ROX
"Mother Of Pearl"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Oh mother of pearl, I wouldn't change you for another girl
Why They're Repetitive:
repeated quite a lot of times towards the end of the song
Submitted by: StranoMostro
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"2HB"
The Lyrics:
"Here's looking at you, kid" - from the movie "Casablanca".
Who They Mention:
2HB means "to Humphrey Bogart" as in the famous movie star. His popular phrase "Here's looking at you, kid" is used repeatedly in the song. That phrase comes from "Casablanca". This song is on Roxy's classic self-titled debut album.
Submitted by: Remake/Remodel
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Ava Lon" originally "Avalon"
Submitted by: MOR
"A Val On" originally "Avalon"
'Val' is short for valentine.
Submitted by: MOR
"Dance A Way" originally "Dance Away"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Edit Ions Of You" originally "Editions Of You"
Submitted by: Sandi Patty Melt
"Love Is Ad Rug" originally "Love Is A Drug"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Mix Us, Cory Submitted by: Stan Doff
Icy Ox Rums Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
Ox Rums ?? What would that be?
Music Oryx Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hear Tom's Hint" originally "More Than This"
Submitted by: Alexis
"A Mother Hints" originally "More Than This"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Another Smith" originally "More Than This"
Submitted by: Alexis
"A Mother's Hint" originally "More Than This"
Submitted by: Laura
"No Lava" originally "Avalon"
The title reversed (albeit split into 2 words)
Submitted by: Edith

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Mother Of Pearl"
The Lyrics:
But no dilettante, filigree fancy
Beats the plastic you
Why:
In order to make it rhyme with "fancy," Bryan Ferry pronounces "dilettante" as "dill-uh-TANT-ee," when it is actually "DILL-uh-tont!" (As this song taught me the word "dilettante" in the first place, needless to say, it puzzled me quite a bit!)
Submitted by: Cat
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Thor Man Miss" originally "More Than This"
His lightning missed me.
Submitted by: Electric Boogeyman

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"In Every Dream Home A Heartache "
The Lyrics:
In every Dream Home, a Heartache,
And every step I take, takes me further from Heaven.
Is there a Heaven?
I'd like to think so.
Why:
The song is very sobering, but later would have a ravish guitar solo that almost sounding like Jimi Hendrix!...But the whole song is about being in love with a Blow-up doll. Looks like it's a lonely night for him.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Ladies on Albums"
Every album that Roxy Music has released, there was a lady on it...even "Avalon" has a lady on it dressed as King Arthur.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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